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Freeport-McMoRan's El Abra Operation in Chile Awards 62 Scholarships Through the Indigenous Scholarship Program

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Minera El Abra recently awarded 62 scholarships to indigenous students from the nearby communities of Alto El Loa Province and Calama to further their university or technical school studies. 

The site's Indigenous Scholarship program provides financial assistance to recipients and encourages them to use what they learn to make a meaningful difference in their communities. El Abra presented the awards during a special WebEx ceremony with site representatives due to precautions surrounding COVID-19. 

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Donates Oxygen Generating Plant to Arequipa Hospital

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After a surge in coronavirus cases left Peruvian hospitals struggling to keep pace with increased demand for medical-grade oxygen amid a supply shortage, Cerro Verde donated an oxygen generating plant to Honorio Delgado Regional Hospital in Arequipa, Peru at the end of July.

Freeport-McMoRan's Community Partnership Panels Engage With Stakeholders Virtually

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Freeport-McMoRan’s North America Community Development team moved its 10 community meetings to a virtual space earlier this year when they could not be held in person due to social distancing precautions for large groups.

Each quarter, Community Partnership Panels provide a forum for representatives from the community and Freeport-McMoRan to discuss the status of the business and site operations, address any questions or concerns, and encourage dialogue related to community needs, challenges and possible solutions.

Freeport-McMoRan's El Abra Operation in Chile Offers Free Training for Indigenous Leaders

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August 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Minera El Abra, in partnership with the Institute of Public Affairs of the University of Chile (UC), have launched a free online training platform for indigenous communities in the Antofagasta Region.

The Comprehensive Knowledge for Community Strengthening program will train 100 leaders and members of indigenous communities in Alto El Loa, Calama and Ollagüe, to strengthen knowledge, skills and competences in various topics.

Freeport-McMoRan Honored as Sector Leader in 2020 Civic 50

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July 16, 2020 Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being recognized as the most community-minded company in the materials sector for the 2020 Civic 50. For the eighth consecutive year, Freeport-McMoRan has been named as a Civic 50 leader in the materials sector. Freeport-McMoRan maintains extensive community and stakeholder engagement programs including mining education initiatives.

Freeport-McMoRan Helps Discover a New Plant Species in Papua

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PT Freeport Indonesia, in partnership with Institut Pertanian Bogor University, Papua University, The West Papua Province Research & Development Center, and British Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, discovered a new plants species.

The new plant species has been discovered in the operations area of mining company PT Freeport Indonesia, in Mimika Regency, Papua. This discovery of a plant endemic to Papua adds to the wealth of biodiversity in Indonesia.

Freeport-McMoRan Publishes Its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability and Its 2019 Climate Report

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June 19, 2020 - Freeport-McMoRan Inc. announced the publication of its 2019 Annual Report on Sustainability, “Building on Strength.” This report details the company’s long-standing commitment to manage responsibly their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives an Energy Efficiency Award

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El Abra operations recently received a Silver Seal Energy Efficiency Award from the Chilean Ministry of Energy and the National Sustainability Agency for its ongoing efforts to improve energy consumption and efficiency in mining operations.

The award, presented at a formal ceremony in January 2020, is given by the ministry to private companies that show a high level of commitment to energy efficiency. El Abra specifically was recognized for its work in the area of cathode production.

PT Freeport Indonesia Repatriated 15 Tropical Birds Back Into Rainforests of Papua

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PT Freeport Indonesia’s Environmental Department helped return to the wild 15 native birds from the North Sumatra Natural Conservation Center.

Exotic birds make up the majority of trafficked wildlife. The repatriated birds are three large yellow birds of paradise, two black headed Pesquet parrots, nine sulfur crested cockatoos, and one long-tailed parakeet. The birds were kept in quarantine at the PTFI Environmental Department prior to release into their original habitat.

Fauna endemic to Papua is continuously and consistently monitored and protected.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Pollinator Conservation Initiative Supports Bat Week

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Each year, Freeport-McMoRan’s North American operations partner with a number of national and local nonprofit organizations to support Bat Conservation International's annual Bat Week in October.

As pollinators of agaves and other desert plants, bats play a vital role in maintaining the desert's diverse ecosystem.

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